Press Release, Monday March 9th


Modular Automation grows from strength to strength and announces a €2 million expansion plan with 30 new jobs for it's facility in Shannon. 


We are delighted to announce a €2 million expansion plan to facilitate the growth of our facility in Smithstown, Shannon.  This project will result in the delivery of a state of the art Automation Innovation Centre and will result in the generation of 30 high skilled positions.  The new centre will deliver best in class automation and robotics solutions for Modular Automation’s growing customer base.


This investment announcement demonstrates Modular Automation’s continued strong commitment to the Shannon region.  Every machine developed by Modular Automation is designed, built and tested at their Shannon facility. Modular are currently operating from a 25,000 sq. ft factory at Smithstown Industrial estate in Shannon, the expansion will add an additional 22,000 sq. ft. 


The additional jobs are being supported by Enterprise Ireland. Construction is expected to commence in May with final completion in late 2015 (subject to planning).


Commercial Director, Martin Dolan, adds

Our business is experiencing incredible growth, in the last 2 years we grew our team by 50%,  and we now employ 94 people.We want to maintain this momentum and to support this we plan to recruit a further 30 high skilled engineering positions over the next 2 years. It has been a busy month for us, we were delighted to be named as one of the Ireland's 'Best Managed' companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme which was held in Dublin on March 6th


Modular Automation are currently recruiting and have a number of exciting opportunities ranging from apprenticeships to junior and senior level engineering roles.






Modular Automation announced as one of Ireland's Best Managed Companies!

Company receives award for second time


It has been a busy month for Modular Automation who were named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme.


The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the second year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 6 March 2015. The awards, held in association with Barclays Bank Ireland were attended by over 800 from the Irish Business community. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, gave a keynote address at the awards Gala. The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.


Martin Dolan, Commercial Director added: "We are absolutely delighted and honoured to win Deloitte's Best Managed Company Award for the second year running. Over the past 29 years, Modular Automation has grown from our base in Shannon to become a regognised leader in the automation industry in Ireland.
The award testitfies that our business model and strategy is proving successful. It gives us great satisfaction to receive an award that recognies the efforts of the company and all its employees. We know that ultimately it is our customers who will benefit from the dedication and commitment of our people"



From left to right: Martin Dolan, Commercial Director. Mike Lane, Managing Director and Shane Quilligan, Operations Director.


Modular Automation Profile

Modular Automation is an indigenous Irish Company who design, build and control automated equipment for some of the world’s largest and most reputable medical device and ICT companies. We have been delivering high-tech, high-value equipment for advanced manufacturing environments from our base in Shannon since 1986.


Chosen as one of the Best Managed Companies in Ireland by Deloitte, we pride ourselves on our proven ability to deliver innovative solutions to complex automation projects in close collaboration with our customers.  Every machine developed by Modular Automation is designed, built and tested under the strictest environments. 


Modular Automation is now gearing up for significant expansion over the coming years.


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